Just in time for the holidays, ASUS will have a new ultra-mobile tablet device on store shelves. The Transformer 2 tablet follows the original transformer with a quad-core CPU with built-in NVIDEA card graphics. Because the tablet does not require an NVIDEA graphics card, the device is lightweight and comes at a low price.
Rising out of the ashes?
When ASUS planned its announcement of the Transformer 2 tablet, they probably didn’t know that HP was set to poop all over the non-iPad tablet market. Not only did HP usher in the first cataclysmic upheaval of a non-iPad device, but it proved that non-iPad tablets are over priced. It took the HP fire sale to price the TouchPad tablet at $99 before anyone would give it a thought. According to ZDNet, however, the cost to build the tablet is $298.
More about the ASUS Transformer 2
Although not available now, the Transformer 2 gets its power from the NVIDEA Tegra 3 processor which is about 5 times as powerful as the Tegra 2, the NVIDEA system chip that provides the horsepower for the original ASUS Transformer.
Analysts giddy over the prospect of having a tablet device outgun the iPad 2 already hope that the ASUS Transformer 2 and other Tegra 3 devices will sound the death knell for Apple.
ASUS made the Transformer with the Tegra 2 into a solid performer, so the Transformer 2 probably will stir a buzz in the market with the powerful NVIDEA graphic cards built-in. However, iPad will live on. However, if you want a quality Android tablet, you can’t go wrong with either of the ASUS Transformers.